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About ZA1234

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  • Location Baden-Württemberg
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  1. Tips for passing a practical driving test

    That is instant failure in a driving test
  2. Zalando allows size filters for example   And you could try shein if you feel up to it. They only have S M L XL sizes, but give the exact dimensions of the items under "size and fit". Delivery time longer than zalando of course, and you only get one free parcel return (they often send in more than one parcel, so you must wait till the entire order arrives). Quality is excellent in my experience, choice is wide, sizing generous. Check the reviews and real life pics for each item to see what its like on real people.
  3. What status did you parents have in UK when you were born? 
  4. Tea stains on kitchen counter

    Try something acidic if the baking soda didn't work. Bathroom cleaner with antikalk properties is acidic enough for example. Some components of organic matter are soluble in acids, other components are soluble in bases (like worked for your beetroot). Plant leaf stains (overflow from watering) go away with acid. Unless your counter is marble, which will dissolve in acid!!!! Try a small patch first.
  5. Repeating the school year (sitzenbleiben)

    I think you should get a German tutor. Will stand them in good stead in the long term. Their marks are otherwise good!  Sachunterricht is because of German? And are you convinced we are not going to have schools shut again next year?!?!?!  I feel sorry for the kids who repeated last school year, only to have to miss the same work again. From my experience of Baden.W schools (got kids from Abi through Grundschule) I think that repeating 3rd grade won't help. Your kids clearly need some help in the grammar and spelling specifically. My experience of the Baden-W Grundschule is that the kids are not "taught" the German grammar, they do lots of exercises where they apply what they as native speakers already know. I know that the native speaker Mums & Kids have it much easier. They formalise the rules they already use, and the spelling is sounded out and then formalised (capitals, umlauts etc). If your kids don't (can't)  hear the correct usage, repeating a year won't help them hear it. You have to get help specifically for that. Your local gymnasium may have a notice board with Nachhilfeangebote that may be cheaper or more local than the bigger chains.